BY HEATHER KRAWCHUK
The coming weeks are going to see a great number of events and celebrations for Thorold. One such event is part of the War of 1812 bicentennial activities. With a number of events already written about, there is one more to add to the list.
On Saturday, June 22nd, Thorold’s Business Improvement Area Association will be doing their part not only to recognize Thorold’s role in the War of 1812, but also to bring more tourists into the downtown area.
Many events have been planned by the War of 1812 Committee and there is a lot happening at Decew House. It is from that location that people can get on a bus that will then stop on the other side of the tunnel at the location of an actual battlefield. From there, it will stop near Front Street, which is where the Battle of Beaverdams took place.
Due to the hard work and dedication of Thorold’s BIA, visitors taking part in this bus tour will be taken right into the downtown core. There will be someone stationed at the bus stop who will hand out flyers to everyone exiting the bus. Visitors will be welcomed to Thorold and encouraged to explore downtown.
Four volunteers will be stationed in front of four historic buildings in downtown Thorold. These volunteers will be dressed in period costumes and will be able to talk about the historical significance of the buildings.
Local business owners have been encouraged to take part in these events and to station people outside in order to welcome guests. This will provide an opportunity to show their pride for Thorold and also to persuade visitors to browse through their establishments.
Thorold residents are also encouraged to attend the events this coming weekend and to welcome visitors. With the distinction of being Canada’s most patriotic city, Thorold is sure to make guests feel welcome and eager to return.